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Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending

  • Mandell Theater 812 E Rollins St Orlando, FL, 32803 United States (map)


Val Xavier: Andy Matchett

Lady Torrance: Leesa Castaneda

Carol Cutrere: Vera Varlamov 

Vee Talbot: Karen Edwards Hill

Sheriff Talbot: Jay Glass

David Cutrere/ First Man: David Strauss

Jabe Torrance: Brett Carson


Written in Williams’ “…best style of mood, lyricism and tenderness” (New York Times), it is the story of a Sicilian immigrant's daughter, unhappily running a dry-goods store and tending to her dying husband in the South  of the 1950’s, when she is reawakened by a young charismatic musician who drifts into town.

Orpheus Descending was originally produced on Broadway in 1957, and revived in 1989. Originally written as Battle of Angels in 1940, an early work in the Williams canon, Williams rewrote it five times, reshaping it as a modern retelling of the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. 

January 30 at 7:00PM
January 31 at 7:00PM
February 1 at 2:00PM
February 6 at 7:00PM
February 7 at 7:00PM
February 8 at 2:00PM


Nurse Porter/Sister Temple: Marcie Schwalm

Uncle Pleasant: William Eads-Brown

Dog Hamma/Second Man: Benjaman Dupree

Beulah Binnings: Carol Palumbo

Dolly Hamma: Jenny Ornstein

Pee Wee Hamma: Simon MacDonald

Eva Temple/Woman/Clown: Rachel West


Directed by: Tara Rewis

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